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May 13, 2011 — North Miami Beach

An officer from the Intracoastal Unit was patrolling an area in North Miami Beach when he approached Manuel Bueno, 34.

Police said that Bueno waved a knife and lunged at the officer, who shot and killed him.

Bueno's grandmother said that his mental health issues began after he was diagnosed with HIV 10 years earlier. He was known in the neighborhood for panhandling 50 cents from passersby. Bueno lived with his grandmother or on the streets. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Bueno approached police in a threatening manner before being shot. That's true in almost 10% of police shootings.
  2. Bueno was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.
  3. Bueno showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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